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Showing posts with label SAHM Style. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Peplum Tops Bright Skinny Jeans And Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bags

I might be trying to stay away from the blue jeans rut but there's no denying jeans are a mum staple! I paired some of my colourful skinny jeans with anther great mum-friendly piece, peplum tops (perfect for hiding a mum-tum!). Accessorised both these outfits with my go-to Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bags.

What I wore:

space dye peplum tee with red skinny jeans thrfited outfit with opshop finds playground in spring | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with red skinny jeans | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | peplum tee with red skinny jeans fashion blogger mum life outtake with spring playground outfit jacaranda
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
Tee: thrifted black and white space dye peplum tee
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

If you haven't been following along on Instagram, I'm on a quest to take outfit photos near all the jacaranda trees we pass when we are out 😂 A sure sign of spring in Brisbane, when everything is blanketed in beautiful purple flowers for a few short weeks.

I took the boys out to a local park and drove down this street - I knew it would be the perfect spot for photos. I may have picked this street to drive by because my friends took beautiful wedding photos here with the jacarandas, ha! You can see them lined up the street behind me there too. With two young kids though I needed to stick to the paths so picked this not too tall tree to pose by. My youngest boy decided to spend his time waiting while his brother took pics searching for the perfect fallen jacaranda flower to give me, and once he picked it he just couldn't wait on the sidelines any longer! You can't see as I cropped him out of that first photo, but he stood close by and in the frame of every shot after giving me the flower, ha!

That's life with toddlers though - and I like the photobomber outtakes as they have his cute little face in them! Photos done and flower safely stored away we spent a few hours in the playground.

Outfit wise I kept it simple, this comfortable peplum tee was a great neutral with the bright red skinny jeans. Both the tee and jeans were thrift finds, as is the statement necklace. The metallic silver mini MAC bag seemed like a good neutral to accessorise with.


Last worn: space dye peplum tee, statement necklace, red skinny jeans, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearspace dye peplum tee with olive jeans, red skinny jeans and knit in winter, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC in second trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

navy bird print peplum Kmart tank with purple skinny jeans and pink accessories | away from blue

purple jeans with Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | bird print peplum tee purple skinny jeans pink accessories neon mini MAC bag weekend mum style
Necklace: Kmart rose gold and pink beaded necklace
Top: Kmart navy bird print peplum frill hem tank
JeansJeanswest blackberry super skinny jeans
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

Another brightly coloured outfit, with another pair of colourful jeans. These purple jeans are often worn with blue, and they are the first thing that came to mind when this navy bird print peplum tank popped up on my Instagram archive - it inspired me to get the tank out again. I'm sure I'm not the only personal style Instagrammer being inspired to pull pieces out again or try outfit combos after seeing things pop up on the Instagram archive! With the pink bird print I went with pink accessories: the blush necklace and the neon pink mini MAC bag was an extra burst of colour.

As it was forecast to rain most of the day we headed around the furniture stores and Ikea, keeping out of the worst of the weather and missing the storms entirely.


Last worn: bird print peplum tank, blush and rose gold necklace, purple skinny jeans, Havaianas (above), neon pink mini MAC.

Other ways to wearbird print peplum tank and pencil skirt, purple skinny jeans worn 30 ways, neon pink mini MAC and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: purple skinny jeans in the first trimester.



Peplum Tops Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A peplum top is a great piece to wear with jeans. Super comfortable and great for hiding a mum-tum or a food baby, it's a nice little frill detail that elevates a tank or tee. For an extra bright outfit, you can try wearing a pair of colourful jeans instead of a classic black or blue pair.


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Friday, 8 November 2019

Wearing Tops Over Maxi Dresses With Ankle Boots: Casual and Dressy

Following a simple outfit formula and adding a top over a printed maxi dress to make it a skirt, but creating two very different looks!

What I wore:

Brisbane Fashion Runway show 2019 touch of glitter sqequin tank over snake print maxi dress with black blazer vintage Chanel | awayfromblue

snake print maxi dress with Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | black blazer with sequin tank over snake print maxi dress for brisbane fashion runway show
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketWarehouse cropped zip detail jacket
Tank: thrifted Valleygirl metallic sequin tank (gift from my mum)
DressJeanswest grey snake print maxi dress (worn as skirt)
ShoesAcne pistol boots in "skin"
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

Sequins and snake print together is not my normal style of dressing, but I pushed myself out of my comfort zone a little with this outfit for the Brisbane Fashion Runway show. The theme was a touch of glitter and I think this tank nailed it perfectly!

I knew I wanted to wear this snake print maxi dress but couldn't find a sequin topper, so thrifted a few possible necklace options at the opshops after spending a few weeks fruitlessly hunting for something with sequins. None of the necklaces felt quiet right with the dress but luckily my mum found this sequin tank for just $2 in her local opshop and it was exactly what I needed! Big thanks to my mum!

Apart from the $2 tank, everything else was already in my wardrobe. The cropped black blazer is one I won in a blog giveaway years ago and considered donating it a few times. Glad I kept it as it was a much cooler day than expected with the rain all morning. Thankfully it cleared up in the afternoon for the show.

Had a really fun time despite worrying I'd feel out of place, never been to an official fashion show before but Emily and Mel were great people to go with. Big thanks to Emily for the photos too!



Last worn: cropped blazer, gold tassel earrings, snake print maxi dress, Acne pistol boots, vintage Chanel bag. First time I've worn the thrifted tank my mum found me.

Other ways to wearcropped blazer and lace dress, snake print maxi dress with red clutch, Acne pistol boots and ruffle dress, vintage Chanel bag at Christmas.

Perfect for pregnancysnake print maxi dress at 39 weeks, Acne pistol boots in third trimester, vintage Chanel bag and last pregnancy pic.



Choosing A Handbag For Every Occasion:







What I wore:

casual grey tee over high low maxi skirt outfit with straw circle bag and ankle boots | away from blue

Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black with mandala print maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | grey tee over high low maxi dress casual spring church outfit with amerii straw circle bag
NecklaceRoie Designs long freshwater pearl necklace with tassel
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
DressJeanswest Sophia high-low maxi dress
Shoes: RMK Chester black ankle boots
Bag: Amerii medium sling rattan bag in black (c/o)

Why I wore it:

This was the morning after the night before! 😂 Needed something simple and comfortable after a few drinks before, during and after the fashion show! Mum life means 3 drinks in one night and staying up past my normal bed time is far too much, ha! Stuck with the same outfit formula but a lot more casual.  I love wearing this high-low maxi dress as a skirt and the grey tee was the perfect topper with it.

The black straw bag and ankle boots were simple matching accessories that made getting ready in the morning a bit easier! We made it to church but did spend the rest of the day afterwards at home, trying to relax as much as you can with two little boys!


Last worn: grey tee, pearl tassel necklace, printed maxi dress, black ankle boots, straw circle bag.

Other ways to weargrey tee and pencil skirt, printed maxi dress and denim jacket, black ankle boots worn 30 ways, straw circle bag in winter.

Perfect for pregnancygrey tee in second trimester, black ankle boots in second trimester.




Printed Maxi Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

For something a little different why not try layering your maxi dress and adding a tank or tee on top to wear it as a skirt? It's a simple way to change up the look of your favourite dress and create a whole new outfit.


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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Matching Bright Bags to Skinny Jeans With Tees and Kimonos

Taking advantage of the spring weather to wear two blue kimonos. Wearing two different brightly coloured jeans that match the bags I chose to wear too. I like being a little matchy-matchy when wearing a colourful bag. I've shared matching bags to shoesscarves and printed tees before too.

What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono with white tee green skinny jeans and matching bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag with floral kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | blue and green spring SAHM style outfit with floral kimono white tee skinny jeans
JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeAtmos & Here white essential v-neck tee
Jeans: thrifted ASOS petite green skinny jeans
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a warm spring day that quickly turned into a very hot day! I regretted picking this kimono a little, it's  a cosy cocoon style which was a bit too warm by the time we got halfway around the bike trail the boys were scooting and biking around.

I regretted the white tee choice too when we did some baking later in the afternoon. Luckily the cocoa powder stains came out in the wash!

I did like the colour combo in this outfit though, navy and green look so nice together and the little green Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip bag complimented the green jeans nicely.


Last worn: floral kimono, flat beaded necklace, white tee, green skinny jeans, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearfloral kimono and shortswhite tee and pencil skirt, green skinny jeans and leopard print, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag with olive green.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral kimono in third trimester.


My Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag







What I wore:

navy printed kimono with grey tee red skinny jeans matching bag SAHM spring outfit | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | skinny jeans and kimono outfit grey tee with blue and red micro avery bag
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
Necklace: Kmart navy and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
Jeans: thrifted Emerson red skinny jeans
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in black
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Sticking with the same simple outfit formula I wore above with a blue kimono, v-neck tee and bright skinny jeans. Went with red ones and picked my little red Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag as well. Just like the bag and jeans above, the shades don't match exactly but do compliment each other nicely.

Wore this on a day it was predicted to rain so we headed out to an indoor play place for the kids. It didn't rain but the boys did have a lot of fun, especially when the special guest arrived. Queen Elsa was very lovely and "remembered" them from Disneyland which made their day! Something a bit different for them and they really enjoyed it.


Last worn: navy printed kimono, navy and gold tassel necklace, grey v neck tee, red skinny jeans, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag.

Other ways to wearnavy printed kimono and pencil skirt, grey v neck tee and maxi skirt, red skinny jeans in winter, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag with little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy printed kimono at 39 weeks, grey v neck tee in third trimester, Converse in second trimester.



Blue Printed Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A brightly coloured bag can easily be matched to something else in your outfit, like these bright skinny jeans. Wearing them with other neutral pieces like the tees or pairing with your favourite colour like these blue kimonos makes for a simple colourful outfit.



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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Slouchy Tees, Printed Maxi Skirts and Statement Necklaces With Red Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Tote

I love a good slouchy tee and I love a maxi skirt – paired together it makes a comfortable and practical outfit for days with the kids. To dress up these outfits a little I wore statement necklaces with them, and my trusty little red Rebecca Minkoff micro avery bag.


What I wore:

red slouchy tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt red rebecca minkoff micro avery bag

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with vertical stripe maxi skirt | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | red slouchy tee with vertical stripe maxi skirt statement necklace
Necklace: thrifted cream and navy statement flat bead necklace
TeeJeanswest Emma woven trim tee in terracotta
Skirt: thrifted SES Fashions vertical stripe maxi skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

A busy day when I wore this! I did a little opshopping in the morning to pick up a few more necklace options trying to find the perfect way to accessorise my dress for an event, and we had to stop by the library and grocery store.

The afternoon was more relaxed, a leisurely stroll / bike / scoot around our local park after a last minute rush to the bank to pickup a copy of a letter that never arrived . This comfortable outfit was just what I needed. I loved this statement necklace against the red slouchy tee, I’ve worn it with a red tee before and liked it then too. The vertical striped maxi skirt has pockets too which is so practical. And the gold mouse flats matched the gold hardware on the little Rebecca Minkoff micro avery bag nicely.

Last worn: red slouchy tee, statement necklace, vertical stripe maxi skirt, gold mouse flats, micro Avery bag.

Other ways to wearred slouchy tee and denim shorts, vertical stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, gold mouse flats and pleated skirt, micro Avery bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery










What I wore:

navy oversized tee and red boho printed maxi skirt mum style little red bag | away from blue

bracelet stack and printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

Awayfromblue Instagram | navy and red printed maxi skirt casual mum style outfit spring
Necklace: silk beaded baby-friendly necklace
Tee: thrifted Emerson navy slouchy tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs pearl, howlite and hematite beaded bracelets
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Not the first time I’ve worn this beautiful red thrifted maxi skirt with a blue tee! I like blue and red together so this skirt is worn with blue a lot, and the $3 thrifted skirt with the tee that works out to about 63 cents makes for a very affordable outfit! I got the tee in a bag of clothes in the “fill a bag for $5” sale which is why it works out so cheaply! I was dressing for comfort as we headed out to the airport early in the morning to pick someone up, and then lunch and shopping with my sister later.

I picked this silk beaded necklace to use as distraction for the boys while we waited at the airport – but thankfully we didn’t have to wait wrong. The extra pearl bracelets were another distraction tool – it’s so normal for my boys to play with my accessories when I pick them up for cuddles – part of the reason I rarely wear delicate or sharp statement necklaces on my SAHM days, preferring them for office days!

Last worn: navy oversized tee, silk beaded necklace, red printed maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote (above).

Other ways to wearnavy oversized tee and printed scarf, red printed maxi skirt and leather jacket, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and pencil skirt.




Slouchy Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

There's a fashion "rule" that you shouldn't pair two voluminous pieces, like a slouchy oversized tee and a billowy maxi skirt together. But I say you should wear what makes you comfortable, and a maxi skirt and tee is such a comfy outfit! Perfect easy outfit for a mum too, no worrying about the skirt being too short as you run around with the kids!


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Friday, 25 October 2019

Kmart Floral Dresses For Spring With Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

Like every other Aussie mum, I can't resist a Kmart bargain! While the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag I'm wearing in these outfits is more of a splurge, I picked up the first floral dress on sale for just $12 and you're sure to recognise the second floral maxi dress as an old favourite - even full price it was just $25! These floral dresses are so perfect for our spring weather in Brisbane.

What I wore:

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with mustard tassel earrings and tan MAB camera bag and ankle boots spring church outfit | awayfromblue

Kmart teal floral print midi dress with Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart teal floral midi dress with tan accessories spring church outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings (new purchase)
Dress: Kmart teal floral print midi dress
ShoesAtmos&Here tan Lola leather ankle boots
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

While I've shared this on the blog before, this was the first time I wore this beautiful floral mid dress. I decided to wear it with the new earrings I picked up in the Kmart clearance too, I liked the way the mustard looked with the teal of the dress! I kept the rest of the accessories neutral with my matchy-matchy tan ankle boots and Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. I loved how comfortable this dress was to wear, such a nice option to attend church.

I did hesitate buying this dress for a second because of the long sleeves - wasn't sure if I'd get much wear out of it this year with Brisbane having such a hot start to Spring so far! I do like wearing long sleeved dresses in summer for the extra sun protection though and this didn't feel too hot at all, was such a nice dress to wear on a warm spring day.


Last worn: teal floral midi dress, tan ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag. First time I've worn the mustard tassel earrings as they are a recent purchase.

Other ways to wearteal floral midi dress in the office, tan ankle boots and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and denim shorts.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with Jeanswest denim moto jacket statement necklace tan bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond with Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress with denim moto jacket statement necklace night out dinner otufit
JacketJeanswest Kitty denim biker jacket
Necklace: thrifted Equip turquoise cream multi strand bead necklace
Dress: Kmart Tropicana sleeveless tiered maxi dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

This Kmart tiered tropical floral print maxi dress is an old favourite - an impulse buy a few years ago after seeing a bunch of Aussie Instagrammers wearing it, it's one I keep reaching for in my wardrobe. I'm surprised I haven't hit 30 wears with it yet! (This is wear number 16.) I've worn it with denim jackets before, as it's a spaghetti strap dress it's nice to have a little extra cover on a colder spring day with a jacket.

I wore this out for a celebratory dinner, we sold our old house, yey! We've been in this house we built for a few months but it took a little time to get our old place ready to sell and then listed and sold. A little sad, it was the house we bought just before our wedding and we moved in as husband and wife so lots of memories there - we lived there 10 years! But it was much too small as our family grew.

As it was predicted to rain and a little cooler, the denim moto jacket was an easy option with this dress, and I wore the gold mouse flats to keep my feet warm and dry on the walk from the car to the restaurant. With all the bold colour in the maxi dress, the neutral gold flats were an obvious choice.

I really liked the thrifted turquoise necklace with the coral dress, and it matched the colours in the print nicely. Unfortunately, while cuddling my son as we waited for dinner, he got a bit antsy and grabbed my necklace, and pulled. One of the strings snapped, showering beads everywhere! I managed to grab the string without having too many beads fly and tried to kind of repair it a little...a reminder that I need to pick more kid friendly, less delicate necklaces when I'm out with the boys! I'm glad the necklace will live on for another wear too, as long as my hastily tied knot holds, ha!


Last worn: denim moto jacketturquoise beaded necklace, Kmart tropical coral maxi dress, gold mouse flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera bag (above).

Other ways to weardenim moto jacket and shift dressturquoise beaded necklace in the office, Kmart tropical coral maxi dress and kimono, gold mouse flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera bag and printed shorts.

Perfect for pregnancygold mouse flats in third trimester.



Floral Dresses Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:

A bright floral dress is an obvious choice for spring, it's the perfect season for head to toe florals! You can keep things simple and let the dress be the star when paired with neutral accessories like the MAB camera bag, or add just a little extra colour with accessories like earrings in the first outfit or a statement necklace in the second outfit. Just remember to factor in grabby toddler hands if you're a mum, to prevent necklace destruction!

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Waterfall Cardigans, Printed Shorts And V-Neck Tees With Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

It's been a very hot spring so far in Brisbane but the mornings and evenings started out a little cooler, so I decided to add some cardigans to my shorts and tee outfits to keep me warm. Even if I did end up taking both cardigans off by lunchtime 😂


What I wore:

magenta cardigan with pink accessories grey tee and printed shorts converse spring mum outfit | awayfromblue

magenta cardigan with Rebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | magenta purple cardigan with grey tee printed shorts converse sahm spring style pink mini mac bag
JacketJeanswest Dana drape knit cardi in boysenberry
Necklace: Kmart pink multi-colour beaded necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in grey marl
ShortsJeanswest Parker printed shirred short
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff neon pink mini MAC

Why I wore it:

I really like pink and purple together and I like how this purpley-magenta cardigan works so nicely with the neon pink Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag. They were fun accessories with the monochromatic grey tee and black printed shirt too. The cardigan became much too hot halfway round the trail the kids were biking and scooting around so I quickly took it off. Had been perfect in the colder start to the day though.

Nice quiet day with the kids, shorts and tee and Converse was a great outfit, even if the cardigan didn't stay on long.


Last worn: purple cardigan, pink beaded necklace, grey tee, printed shorts, Converse, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC bag.

Other ways to wearpurple cardigan worn 30 ways, grey tee in the office, printed shorts and mustard tank, Converse and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff neon mini MAC bag and little black dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple cardigan in second trimester, grey tee in second trimester, Converse in second trimester.


What's in My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC










What I wore:

mustard tee with navy cardigan and printed kmart shorts glitter sneakers SAHM spring style | away from blue

navy outfit with Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy waterfall cardigan with mustard tee and printed shorts blue and yellow SAHM style outfit with silver accessories
JacketJeanswest waterfall drape cardigan in navy night sky marle
Necklace: For King & Country Priceless Australian coin and crest necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Shorts: Kmart culotte short in navy lemon print
Shoes: Kmart sparkly silver glitter sneakers
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This navy cardigan didn't stay on long at all! It had seemed like a nice idea in the morning but I quickly realised during swimming lessons that it was far too hot for it, and left it in the car!

I did like the way the navy cardigan worked so well with the navy printed shorts and the bright mustard tee, just was a much warmer day than I anticipated! I like mustard and navy together, and although the yellow in the print on the shorts is lemon I think the mustard tee paired nice with it and was a fun pop of colour with the navy. I went a little matchy-matchy with my accessories, wearing my metallic silver mini MAC bag and also my glittery silver sneakers.


Last worn: navy cardigan, coin necklace, mustard tee, printed shorts, glitter sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC.

Other ways to wearnavy cardigan and green jeans, mustard tee worn two ways, printed shorts and pink tee, glitter sneakers and maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC and band tee.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff silver mini MAC in second trimester.



Waterfall Cardigans Under $50:



How You Can Wear It:
In spring and autumn, cardigans are great layers to add for the cooler mornings and evenings and aren't too bulky to pop in a bag if you take them off during the day. You can try wearing your cardigans with printed shorts when you know the day is going to heat up, using the cardigan to add more colour like I did in the first outfit, or matching the print in the shorts like I did in the second outfit.


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Friday, 18 October 2019

Graphic Tees and Floral Kimonos With Denim For Spring

Continuing to enjoy the milder spring weather in Brisbane and wearing two pretty floral kimonos. Because florals are perfect for spring! Keeping things simple, as always, I wore the kimonos with denim, but decided to wear graphic tees instead of plain ones for something a little different.

What I wore:

graphic tee and nobody denim skinny jeans cotton on leah magenta floral kimono peach love bag | awayfromblue

 Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral | awayfromtheblue


awayfromblue Instagram | Cotton On Leah kimono magenta floral print with peach bag skinny jeans graphic tee
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
JacketCotton On Leah kimono in Juddy floral cerise
Tee: Primark Edinburgh white graphic tee
JeansNobody Denim Siren skinny super high-rise jeans in power black denim (c/o)
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

While it was a bit of a cooler spring day I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear this long sleeved kimono. It's such a fun bright magenta, with a hint of orange and blue in the floral print. It really pops with the Nobody Denim black skinny jeans, and the Edinburgh graphic tee I picked up on our Europe trip earlier this year matched the blue in the print nicely. I couldn't resist adding a little extra colour with my bag though! this peachy Rebecca Minkoff small love bag wouldn't normally be my first choice with magenta but with the orange in the flowers on the print I decided to give it a go and I really loved this combination!

Nice and comfortable outfit for church in the morning before a big family dinner at my parents in the afternoon.


Last worn: floral kimono, navy tassel earrings, Edinburgh graphic tee, Nobody Denim skinny jeans, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag.

Other ways to wear: floral kimono and shorts, Edinburgh graphic tee and leather jacket, Nobody Denim skinny jeans and leopard print, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: silver ballet flats in third trimester.


Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Bag and Mini MAC Compared:










What I wore:

Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  with navy graphic tee converse bermuda denim shorts | away from the blue

Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC with green floral kimono | away from the blue


awayfromblue Instagram | Jeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral  with bermuda denim shorts converse mini mac bag
JacketJeanswest Delilah Long Line Kimono in Green Floral
Tee: Monsterthreads star print graphic tee
ShortsJeanswest Trinity Bermuda denim shorts
ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star low in white
BagRebecca Minkoff metallic silver mini MAC

Why I wore it:

This was a much warmer spring day, so I had to get my shorts out! I wore this back in September, the first month of spring, but I wasn't expecting to need my shorts so early in the season!

Unfortunately, I had a bunch of errands to run, but the boys were very patient and we headed to the park as soon as we were done. The heat ended up driving us home from the playground though, it was over 30 degrees (86 F). More like summer than spring!

As I knew we would be rushing about in the morning before heading to the sandy playground I picked my comfortable Converse to wear, they look so good with denim! Again I picked a graphic tee to wear with the floral kimono, I thought this navy one was a good combo with the green floral, even if the graphic print is quite large. Decided the silver Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC bag was the best accessory, as the graphic tee and the floral printed kimono meant I didn't want a necklace. This metallic silver goes with everything!

Last worn: green floral kimono, navy graphic tee, Bermuda denim shorts, white Converse, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag.

Other ways to weargreen floral kimono and jeans, navy graphic tee with purple, Bermuda denim shorts worn 30 ways, white Converse with a dress, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag for a wedding.

Perfect for pregnancy: navy graphic tee in third trimester, white Converse in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff metallic silver Mini MAC bag in third trimester.


Floral Kimonos Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A floral kimono is a fun topper to a casual denim and tee outfit. For something a little different, swap out a basic tee for one with a graphic design on it! You can match the graphic print to a colour in the kimono like the first outfit, or pick a contrasting colour like in the second outfit.


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